YUMA, Ariz. - Crossroads Mission is looking for more donations as they work to feed more people over the Summer. In July of last year they provided 12,000 meals to those in need. This July they have increased meals by 1,000 and are now providing lunch as well as breakfast and dinner.
Since the closing of Salvation Army in Yuma the Crossroads Mission has stepped in to help those in need that would go to the Salvation Army.
The Crossroads Mission offers water sites and cooling sites throughout the valley. They also provide showers to those in need. Making sure 150 people or more get to shower daily.
As the Summer heat hits, Barbara Rochester the Community Affairs Director says they are in great need of help.
"We need water,protein,snacks,fruit and toiletries," said Rochester. She says they are also in need of toiletries and towels.
If you would like to help donate you can drop off donations to the Crossroads Mission at any time of the day at 944 South Arizona Avenue.
You can also drop off donations to FTS Automotive Center located at 1845 South Arizona Avenue on Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Here are some ideas of the things you can donate:
Personal hygiene items: detergent, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, lotion, razors, shaving cream, denture fixatives and cleaners, hairspray, tampons, sanitary napkins, toilet paper, diapers, baby wipes, tissue paper, etc.
Clothing items: shirts, pants, dresses, socks, underwear, shoes, belts, hats, jackets, etc. In all sizes, for men, women, children, and infants.
Household items and linens: bath towels, bed sheets, fitted sheets, pillows, pillowcases, mattress covers, bed spreads and comforters, sleeping bags, blankets, shower and window curtains, mats, rugs, etc.
Cleaning supplies and essentials: laundry detergent, bleach, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant sprays, all purpose/surface cleaner, floor cleaner, window cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, shower cleaner, hand soap, trash bags, brooms, mops, cleaning cloths, etc.
Office supplies: reams of copier paper in letter, legal, and ledger size, pens, pencils, folders, hanging folders, address labels, shipping labels, tape, paper clips, staples, push pins, sticky notes, etc.
Furniture and appliances: dressers, beds, tables, chairs, couches, end tables, entertainment centers, lamps, mirrors, wardrobes, benches, bookshelves, refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, washers, dryers, televisions, DVD players, vacuum cleaners, fans, heaters, blenders, mixers, toasters, etc.
Vehicles: cars, motorcycles, boats, travel trailers, mobile homes
Real Estate: lots, houses, farm property, rental property, office buildings, retail buildings and properties, etc.
Other assets: stocks and bonds, insurance policies, legacy gifts, deeds, grants, etc.
All of your donations are tax deductible.
Call (928) 726-0491 to schedule a free pick-up of your donations.
Crossroads Mission can pick up your donations!
Call (928) 726-0491 to schedule a FREE pick-up of your donations!
Donations are also accepted at the Thrift Store.
Please help us keep our costs down by ensuring that all donated items are in safe, working condition.
If you would not use it yourself because it is too old, worn out, it has big stains, or is broken, then we most likely won't be able to use it either.
Crossroads Mission doesn't have staff to repair damaged items and we don't always have volunteers that know about repairs. As a result, things that are broken or damaged end up in the trash.